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George H. Prewitt

George H. Prewitt of Knoxville, Tenn., died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2002, at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville. He was 69.

Mr. Prewitt was born May 27, 1933, in Kentucky to Amy and Silas Prewitt. He graduated from Berea College in Berea, Ky., and spent most of his career in the mining industry.

He married Mary Lou Childress on Oct. 3, 1969, in North Carolina.

They lived in Glenwood Springs from 1977 to 1990, when Mr. Prewitt was employed by Mid-Continent Resources, and from 1996 to 2000.

He was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Farragut, Tenn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by brothers Ed, Henry and Jim Prewitt; and by a sister, Matilda Felice.

Mr. Prewitt is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Prewitt of Knoxville; by daughters and sons-in-law Janet and Jimmy West of Knoxville, and Vanessa and Bill Kennedy of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; by son and daughter-in-law Doug and Kristin Prewitt of Kremmling; by a brother, Charles Prewitt of Cincinnati, Ohio; by sister and brother-in-law Maxine and Charles Chaney of Fairborn, Ohio; and by 10 grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was held Aug. 24 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.

East Tennessee Mortuary Service was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center Critical Care Unit, 1901 Clinch Ave., Knoxville, TN 37916.


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